9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  27 h
1
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Sydney

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 15th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then stop by Patakirppis, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, examine the collection at Automobile Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rauma trip builder app.

Sydney, Australia to Rauma is an approximately 29- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sydney to Rauma, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Rauma to be cooler, temps between 1°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Pori
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): head off the coast to Uto, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally look for gifts at Ideapark. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, stop by Tammelantori, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tampere online route planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, stop by Artisaani, make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, then browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann Department Store, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then examine the collection at Design Museum, and finally look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa).

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria